HITE PLEADS GUILTY IN BABY’S DEATH

Evan R. Steinhauser / Anchorage Daily News
22-year-old Morgan Hite of Wasilla appeared in Palmer Superior Court Wednesday to be arraigned on charges of first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death, according to Alaska State Troopers, who assisted with the investigation and arrest on the Colorado charges. On a recent visit to family in Colorado, Hite gave birth to a child, then fled back to Alaska without the newborn boy, according to Grand Junction, Colo., police. The infant’s body was discovered hidden in a bedroom weeks after it had been killed.



morgan hite hearing

Evan R. Steinhauser / Anchorage Daily News
22-year-old Morgan Hite of Wasilla appeared in Palmer Superior Court Wednesday to be arraigned on charges of first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death, according to Alaska State Troopers, who assisted with the investigation and arrest on the Colorado charges. On a recent visit to family in Colorado, Hite gave birth to a child, then fled back to Alaska without the newborn boy, according to Grand Junction, Colo., police. The infant’s body was discovered hidden in a bedroom weeks after it had been killed.

An Alaska woman who killed her newborn baby by giving birth and leaving the boy in a bag at her parents’ Grand Junction home will face 16 to 24 years in prison. Morgan Hite, 23,…




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